I’m Not Broken: My Infertility Journey

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Written by: Avery Astrid Rao of The Woke Doula and Bluegrass Doulas Affiliated Doula In the drawer next to my bed, there are 28 pregnancy tests. They all come in different sizes and colors. Most have the same result, one lonely bright line. Others have a bit of a different result, extremely light – nearly a ghost – lines. These are … Read More

10 Things Learned Through Infertility

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Written by: Avery Astrid Rao of The Woke Doula and Bluegrass Doulas Affiliated Doula 1 in 8 couples in the United States are struggling to build a family. These couples are from all backgrounds, races, and sexual orientations. Infertility simply does not discriminate. It silently creeps into people’s lives and takes shelter. Infertility is often a silent struggle filled with many … Read More

Doulas Benefit Everyone

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In celebration of World Doula Week, we’re putting the spotlight on all the amazing ways a doula supports a family during labor and postpartum. Many people don’t know how far this support can reach. Doulas have the incredible ability to multitask, and focus their attention and support for each family member. When each person feels secure and supported they can … Read More

It’s Your Final Countdown, Not Theirs.


Lately, the world is bringing conversations about birth to new heights. The news is buzzing about the live streaming of an expectant mother giraffe’s pregnancy and birth, proving that we care about more than just giraffes. It seems to be a theme that people who aren’t in labor have more questions and concerns than the woman who is actually doing all … Read More

The Bluegrass Doulas Philosophy

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We’re often asked what our philosophy of birth or parenting is when meeting with clients for the first time.  If you do a quick google search of questions to ask a doula, it’s almost always listed.  We get why it comes up so often. Parents want to know where we stand and if we will support them. Will a doula support me … Read More

Welcome to Bluegrass Doulas!

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After 3 years of supporting families through our individual doula businesses, Empowered Mama Doula Services and Naturally Supported Mama, we’ve decided to become one!  We are happy to announce that we have formed an official partnership! As Bluegrass Doulas, we will continue striving to help families be empowered, informed, supported, and confident in every step of their journey.  Our philosophies, … Read More